Nama Sushi Bar- Knoxville

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Sushi
Nama is the premier sushi location and has been consistently voted number one for sushi in the Knoxville area. Whether you are looking to test the waters with your first sushi experience as many have since our opening, looking for a romantic dinner on date night, or headed out for a night with friends or family, Nama is the perfect place for you.
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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went for our anniversary. Good service and food was very good as well. Will definitely go again.

J
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable with great food and food service!
We make it a regular stop when in Knoxville.

CW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Nama. The atmosphere is relaxing. The waiters are always friendly. The Tempura roll is SO good. Please go there!

ZE
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time and meal!

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to the symphony once a month and Nama’s is a favorite place to go.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

African American guy checked us in with a bad face.
Waitress was very extra.

MA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nama Sushi Bar is one of our favorite places to dine when we visit our son at UT. The chef's special roll is a favorite dish as you get to input your preferences for the roll and the chef prepares a special roll based off of your suggestions. We will continue to dine at Nama for future visits to Knoxville.

CC
E. Tennessee
37 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We always enjoy going to Nama when we are in Knoxville. We made reservations on Open Table, and when we arrived, a mysterious group of six was given our table. The Nama staff quickly secured us another table as the restaurant got busier.

The service was great and so was the food! Thank you!

SL
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visit with my daughter

HL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nama is one of if not the best sushi in Knoxville. It’s pricy but the quality is really wonderful and if you go on Monday or Thursday- their half price sushi rolls can not be beat in terms of flavour or price.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Service was slow. 15 minuets to get a drink. For those that don’t use chop sticks, they had limited availability of forks. Had to wait for them to wash forks before eating.

c
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love namas! Their sushi is always spot on and i get thr flirtini drink its delicious. I also tried one of the hot nama bowls it wsa super yummy. Dont think i have ever gotten anything bad here.

BB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi. We made a reservation, and would suggest it.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for half-price rolls, and they were amazing as always!

c
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nama always is worth a stop. Excellent service, fresh food. Sit in the bar area for over the top service and recommendations. Order a chef's choice plater and roll the dice on something different if your stuck in a sushi rut.

p
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent- as always.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My Californian son was in town, so hubby and I took him out to dinner before a movie at the Tennessee Theater. Nama was a great choice, as all of us enjoy different types of “sushi.” The flash fried calamari and dumpling appetizers were hot, fresh and tasty! My son and I ordered Nigiri and sushimi. All 4 varieties were fresh and prepared perfectly. My hubby enjoyed the sushi roll he ordered, even though he’s not a huge fan of raw anything! LOL. Our server was excellent and answered all of our menu questions, as well as a few questions about sights and events around the greater tourist area. I wish I could remember her name...so sweet, quick and helpful! Our overall experience was terrific.

B
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing! I'm gluten free and have yet to get sick here. They take extra care to make sure all that is in my sushi is safe for me. Great date night spot.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the mango hot sake for the first time...it was delish! Also got several rolls off the half price menu and the crab and asiago dip, all so good!! Our server was on her best game...can't wait to go back!!

MP
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food at Nama's. I visit all of their locations. Their sushi is very fresh and the sauces are incredible. Great service and wonderful environment for dining.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just the right amount of food prepared nicely.

LC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great- rather pricey but worth it if you don’t go there much!

OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great experience

p
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Surprisingly slow service. Very unusual for Nama. Usually they are excellent, but service this night was very slow.

CC
E. Tennessee
38 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a favorite when we are in Knoxville. The service members are nice. The food is consistently good. And it’s right in the middle of downtown Knoxville. Enjoy and have fun!

AS
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Nama's that night was right on. It was a wonderful restaurant.

CW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monday half price sushi is the best! Not to mention $5 glasses of house wine!

L
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I always enjoy the food when I go there, I just wasn’t super thrilled about our rude host and that our server didn’t frequent our table.
My boyfriend waited quite some time for a beverage and it took some time to get our check; I understand everyone gets busy but our server literally looked lost in the back of the restaurant. Not really a sense of urgency.

SS
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great vibe here, sweetest and very knowledgeable server!
Our food was good, but the sampler platter with the dumplings and spring rolls could use an upgrade. It was a little over-fried, and the spring rolls were uninteresting flavor-wise. We will try the calamari next time.

s
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks, excellent service, I Iove Nama!!

RD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Ok for lunch but service fair. Our server disappeared

AC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Nama! The best sushi in Knoxville! You can't beat the half price specials on Mondays and Thursdays!

M
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, NAMA was delicious. We take out of town guests there, it is a SUSHI experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The waitress never refilled our drinks

BK
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Unfortunately this Sushi Bar was rated higher than expected. The waitress was completely out of it and service therefore was terrible. Waited for sugar for tea,waited for ginger and sushi just sat there for 10 minutes until we got it ourselves from the bar. Terrible. Will not return This pace seemed very disorganized.

MC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent my friends 21st there. Nama downtown never disappoints

OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks!

TK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food. Vegan-vegetarian optons. Nice atmosphere.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my wife for her birthday dinner. The food, service, and environment were all amazing. This was my first time coming to a Nama restaurant, and it won’t be the last!

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I’ve given this place so many chances. It’s so much more expensive than many other and better sushi places in Knoxville. The flavor of many of the speciality rolls aren’t balanced, the spicy roll we ordered was drowning in sriracha, so much so that the rice around the roll fell all apart. I give up.

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